Canada did not have a full lockdown as in European countries, but a few days after the response to COVID began the US-Canadian border was closed, apart from essential trade traffic. Obviously, in response to the pandemic, Canada is doing better than the US, but at the same time, there is also an impact that the pandemic is having on different socio-economic groups in our country. Just like now the US is going through significant debates about Black Lives Matter movement and over police brutality questions, an aboriginal Chief was also subjected to police brutality. This demonstrates continued structural inequalities between settler-Canadians and the aboriginal community, so the elements of structural discrimination are still present in our society, even if this is not as dominant in Canadian political discourse as in the US. For sure US and Canada have common elements in political culture, but you can observe a dynamic under the Trump presidency when the majority of the Canadian population no longer have a favorable view of the US, and it is a very significant development. Now we have polls that show only 35-40% Canadians hold a favorable view not of the president, but of the US itself. People are fundamentally shocked by the point that Donald Trump still commands the support of a significant percentage of the American population. Going forward, questions surrounding sovereignty and borders are also going to be very important in today's globalized world. In recent years Canada has had a goal of substantially increasing its immigration rate. Prior to the pandemic, the government announced the plans that by 2021 the number of new immigrants to Canada will reach 350 000 people per year. Whether this goal will continue after the pandemic will be interesting to observe.